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, and this morning the lapd went back to full city-wide tactical alert, which means all hands on the deck. and here the downtown headquarters for the los angeles police department hey have had officers in full s.w.a.t. gear, protecting the area, in case the suspect comes here. there is also a police unit parked outside christopher dorner's mother's home in a suburb of los angeles. a subpoena is being sought to enter the house in case he goes. the the blue truck he was last seen is still being processed right now by authorities, and actually just before the newscast ban -- began, we were told a lockdown was lifted at the lack lack -- los angeles county jail. someone thought they saw the suspect enter the jail so no one was let in or out. >> there's new information on the suspect today. right? >> there is. and there's varying information, depending on who you talk to. some people say they never would have suspected christopher dorner would be suspected of something like this. someone who is a neighbor of his near the home he owns in las vegas, told our producer he was a great neighbor, a nice guy. so
more ominous in the city. it was impossible to is exactly how may people were now slipping under open skies, the most widely estimate wagered over 1 million. overseas journalists and policymakers realizing there was a chance they were not going anywhere begin reporting on their hazard. unsanitary, crime-ridden hotbeds simmering for for the calamity. microcosms. the highlight of the sector generals trip was a visit to one of these camps. take the most famous of all, three course of the way up the hill from downtown port-au-prince on the golf course. the iron gated clubhouse was still a forward operating base of the u.s. army 82nd airborne, the young paratroopers. with curiosity. waiting out front was a more familiar face, smiling between a blue t-shirt and a blue trucker hats, becoming a force is more powerful than the soldiers. sean penn had arrived in haiti \90{l1}s{l0}\'90{l1}s{l0} after the quake, spearheading a new nga bankrolled by a boston form financier. for a few days the leading team of the relief organization distributed water filters and medical aid here and there, then an
. indra petersons reporting live from boston this morning. now to new york city where wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could cut power to thousands. foot of snow and coastal flooding also predicted. this blizzard on the exact same path as superstorm sandy, that could mean more misery for people still trying to recover from that storm. alison kosik is at columbus circle in manhattan. what is new york doing to prepare? >> reporter: right now we certainly are feeling a nice steady flow of snow coming down and not really sticking except for one or two snowballs we're making on the side here. you look out here, everybody's going to work as usual just like a normal bad weather day. everybody knows what's coming later and that's the tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is addin
. >> stay off the city streets. >> if you don't have to drive, please remain home. >> the rate of snowfall and reduced visibility during the evening rush hour in particular, will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> in fact, governor patrick of massachusetts has banned all traffic from the roads as of three hours ago. this video from before that order took effect is believed to be the first statewide driving ban since 1978. break it, and you risk a $500 fine. trains are not much of an option in the heavily traveled northeast either. amtrak suspending much of its northeast rail service today. and if you are trying to fly, two or from anywhere in this region, as new yorkers would say forgeta about it. airlines have canceled thousands of flights for today and tomorrow. here is what it looks like right now right around the corner in times square, new york. we are in a bit of a lull right now as predicted. they are expecting it to hit full force about an hour from now. after that first alert forecasters say we could see one to two inches of snow per hour all night long. other areas could see
, rhode island. rare that you see a car going by. almost every business, city hall, everything is closed here, just like in massachusetts, the governor in connecticut also having that 4:00 ban on any cars and i wouldn't be surprised if it happens here very soon as well. i want to take you on our journey getting here. we just arrived here. it took us over five hours to get here from new york city, a trip that really shouldn't take any more than three hours. along the way, very slow going, light traffic. lots of snow plows but also some very serious accidents. we saw a jackknifed tractor-trailer that ran right into the median. we saw a huge semi that just fell off the side of the highway. we took a picture of that for you guys. that was consistent all the way up here. if you head up to maine, i want to show you some pretty dramatic video in maine. a 19-car pileup in maine. bottom line, the governor saying not a time for sightseeing, not a time for playing around. this is very, very serious. in 1978, 27 inches of snow, 26 deaths. they think this storm could be as bad or worse and we're not
, and schools closed in a number of cities. forecasters predicted new england would get the worst of it with up to three feet of snow likely in boston. mayor thomas menino. >> this is a storm of major proportions. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> brown: the region also braced for winds reaching 75 miles an hour that will pile up drifts and almost guarantee widespread power outages. as ever, the threat prompted shoppers to pack stores, stocking up on supplies. >> this is panic shopping, so bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> you've got to plan ahead. a couple feet of snow would shut everything down and, who knows, it could be a couple of days, right? >> brown: in new york city, predictions called for as much as a foot of snow, and mayor michael bloomberg said the city had marshaled an army of plows and salt trucks. >> the sanitation department will deploy something like 1,700 snowplows and 65 front-end loaders. it also has 450 salt-spreaders already deployed. >> brown: the storm also focused new concern on the new york and new j
on the streets, you see cabs. not so much right now, huh? >> new york city, right? the city that never sleeps. this is a city that is in the middle of a deep slumber. when was the last time you saw the streets practically empty. look at the circle, columbus circle, practically empty. a couple cabs, maybe a snow plow if you're lucky, maybe a city bus. empty. it's like a white christmas today. isn't it? a winter wonderland. it is cold, i'll tell you that, but it's snowing and it's a quiet snow. not much wind going on. so really kind of a calm overhang on this evening in the middle of the night. the snow, though, is continuing to pile up. what i find interesting, though, is i really haven't seen many snow plows go by and the city has promised they were on patrol as of 7:00 tonight. perhaps they're in the boroughs in the neighborhoods making their way through. one interesting difference to this year, though, different from the blizzard that hit here in 2010, the city's kind of learned about it, learned from its mistakes, they have got kind of, brooke, a gps tracker of where the snow plows are. so
city's central park. my colleague, erica hill is, might i point out warm inside studio 1a. good morning. >> who drew the short straw? good morning. good morning to everyone at home. forecasters warning this storm would be a powerhouse. they were right on target. not very far from studio 1a, we have a look for you at times square. the crews there hard at work cleaning up the snow. also look for you in new jersey, strong winds and surf clashing along the jersey shore. and i do have to point out, when we first came in and you saw that shot of rockefeller plaza, you didn't see snow. that's because they have been up since the wee hours getting rid of all the white stuff. it almost looks as if there was no storm outside studio 1a. it's pretty amazing. >> yeah. let's bring folks up to date with the latest now, erica. at least one person is reported dead after a traffic accident in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly three feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, have reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new y
covering the major storm from all angles. we'll begin with the city that will get hit first, that is new york. alison kosik, do we understand if they're prepared? lost her. we'll go to susan candiotti in boston, another place the storm is hitting. we know there will be a lot, a lot, a lot of snow. are they ready? >> reporter: to put it bluntly, i think they are, we certainly hope they are. the city hopes bostonians are. certainly they and new englanders are used to huge nor'easters and blizzards like this. 35 years ago, you had the storm of '78, when they had more than 27 inches. this could rival those record amounts. we'll have to see what happens. but as of now, noontime is zero hour. a snow emergency has gone into effect and now people are being told that's it, get off the streets. if your car is there, it's going to ghettet towed. so certainly if take you a look at the store shelf, they are empty. it is clear that people have been fwg out within the last 24, 48 hours since these warnings began. buying all kinds of essential supplies, including nonperishable foods, water, batteries fl
compared to the great blizzard of 1978, if you can believe that. that is when the city is literally shutting down after a monster storm. what are we watching here. shoppers, gas station lines. folks who will be hitting the stores, hitting their neighborhoods trying to hunker down if they can for the weekend. right now it's a bad time to get around. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled. that is for friday and saturday going into the weekend. we are watching boston as well. there are a lot of requirements, of course, to make sure that people are safe. as well as hospitals, getting around. and so they are requiring that all the vehicles get off the roads by 12:00 noon. we are also watching some real changes in the public transportation system. the public rail stopping at 3:30, we understand, this afternoon. there are already folks getting out there. you can imagine the officials. you can imagine the resources, the technology, the equipment that they are putting out onto the roads. 600 snow removers are out there already in place for this monster storm that is expected all
there with the the snow blowers and shovels clearing it for the guests. but a lot of the city sidewalks have not been touched. a couple right here behind me walking in the street. the streets have become the sidewalks. obviously people who have pets have to come outside to let their pets do what they need to do. and the street's the best place to do it. we are starting to see some traffic. and i believe that's interstate 95 over here to my left. i am seeing cars and trucks passing down through the interstate. but keep in mind that it's going to be awhile. i don't know if governor chaffey is going to open the roadways back up today. again the priority is to get the roadways cleared. it's going to be tougher for crews to do that if people decide let's go out and take a look and see how bad things are. they want you to stay home. give them a day. and then maybe tomorrow things are going to be a little bit better. >> stay home. watch it on tv. you can get out perhaps better tomorrow. ron mott thanks for the report. >>> let's go to another area buried under deep snow. that's connecticut. we have nbc's ron
, the storm center itself is in the vicinity of cape cod and from connecticut to long island. new york city is on the west edge of the most activity as far as snow is concerned and connecticut has the highest measurements right now with two feet of snow and as you can see on the radar, still blustering. >> as john was mentioning, the snow doesn't look like it wants to move out very fast. it has the potential to be a record-breaker. >> this morning 600 businesses and homes without power, the errant is closed. thousands of flights are grounded. james gray has more. >> the amount of snow across the northeast. in some areas including boston, accumulations could reach three feet or more. some of that snow pushed by winds of up to 75 miles an hour. a brutal combination creating dangerous blizzard conditions. the storm has literally stopped most of new england in its tracks. more than 1,800 cancellations at area airports and 4700 flights canceled nationwide. the governor of massachusetts today ordered all cars off the roadaway starting at 4:00 p.m. after this 19-car pileup in maine. scattered cars
to intensify through the evening here. salt and sand is being loaded into trucks in cities across the northeast. >> we have a 34,000 tons of salt over 600 pieces of equipment ready to be deployed throughout the storm. >> still, in boston and other areas where the snow is moving in, it may not be enough. in maine, 19 cars with part of a pile-up that started when a driver lost control on the ice. as conditions get worse, the governor of massachusetts has now closed roads across the entire state. >> i have now signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4:00 today. >> air travel is also out. more than 3,000 flights have been canceled and that number is expected to grow along with accumulations of snow across the regionment snowplows, blowers and shovels are working overtime but can't -- it could threaten power lines. >> that's our biggest concern. this storm presents variables that could produce some pretty extraordinary winds. >> with the potential of being holed up inside for several days, families are making a last-minute dash to make sure they have what they need to get thro
, and the last blizzard two years ago that paralyzed the nation's largest city. here's jim axelrod. >> repoter: tonight, new york city is taking no chances. 1,700 snowplows have been deployed, 450 salt spreaders 65 front-end loaders.l mayor michael bloomberg. >> it's certainly not going to be a hurricane sandy, but that doesn't mean you can't get badly hurt or killed if you're not careful. >> reporter: the devastationan from super-storm sandy is a fresh memory, and so is the blizzard two years ago that dumped 20 inches here. the streets took days to clear hindering emergency vehicles and city buses. >> we're just basically stuck on this block, you know? >> reporter: g.p.s. tracking devices on garbage trucks will now allow new yorkers to punch their addresses into a web page and track when their block will be plowed. 6,100 sanitation workers are now mobilized. 400 more than two years ago. union president harry nespoli said they just started to catch their breath after sandy. >> i wouldn't say they're tired.d. they feel it, they extended themselves for sandy-- 12 hour shifts for 60 days. >> rep
city we're now told the latest totals could be in the 14 inch range, boston is clearly the bulls eye of this northeast storm, but so many areas are going to feel it all around that and that city could get as much as three feet, we're being told right now. if you're planning to travel by air in the area on the map, you can pretty much forget it, folks. nearly 3800 flights have been canceled on the east coast, and the mayor of boston deploying work crews out in force, and virtually planning to shut the city down. they don't want anybody out on the roads. >> we have a 34,000 tons of salt over 600 pieces of equipment ready to be deployed throughout the storm. again, this is a storm of major proportion. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job the next 48 to 72 hours. >> so you hear that, and a live report coming up later in the hour from our fox extreme weather center which will give you the newest information and we will have an update coming in soon on the storm's path. and this is the other huge story right now, the desperate search for a suspected killer
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
knicks basketball team, they had been scheduled to fly back home, back to new york city after tonight's game in minneapolis. they are stuck in minnesota tonight because of this blizzard. it is dumped already several inches of snow on the city. there is much more to come here before in the overnight hours. i want to go to ellison's standing out there in manhattan. it looks a little calmer. it looks nice. >> reporter: you are looking at an impromptu snowball fight. started out with about ten people. the bars are getting out and everyone is rushing down the street running through it. the plows broken up and the fire department broke it up and they were serenaded with snowballs as well. having a lot of fun as best they can. >> serenaded by snowballs. i see a car and i know you have been driving around. we were talking earlier, with the governor, deval parick, in forcing a travel ban. you could not be on the roads after 4:00. what is the deal? why am i seeing cars? >> there are basically a few cars here and there but they are usually following emergency vehicle plows or people with plows o
in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president as he rallied support for his second term budget including automatic spending that kicks in march 1st. tracie potts has reaction from republicans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. president obama is telling congress they got $85 billion in automatic cuts coming at the end of this month, they should work on a temporary fix while they're working on a permanent budget. but republicans say the focus really needs to be on even deeper spending cuts. and we also have a new forecast from the nonpartisan congressional budget office. they're saying that unemployment may remain high through 2014 and drop after that. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the b
major problem. we are on the ground in boston and new york city and we'll go to maria for the fox weather center for what lies ahead now the big storm as passed a. -- >> significant snowfall in places in long island and parts of new york city and connecticut and maine. more than 30 inches of snope. close to three feet in portions of connecticut. it is it impressive snow totals. 30 inches in long island and new york city close to a foot. many people can't get their cars out from parlegal parking on the streetings is it the largest snowfall in new york city. amm areings getting significant snowfall. boston it is it still snowing. wee could have record-setting snowfall . seeing significant forecast out there. portland, maine 29.3 inches. thises the newest record as far as the largest snowfall so far and continuing to see more in that city. temperatures uma, will be cold for today. a lot will not be melting. high temperature over in hartford, and 30 in new york city . tonight it is it frigid in the single digits. >> we hear that there is it storm coming our way in the next couple of d
is in new york city with the latest on the storm there. >> reporter: a massive blizzard now slamming the northeast with heavy snow and strong winds. the national weather service says the storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow in boston breaking the city's record set in 2003. in massachusetts a statewide driving ban has been enacted for the first time since 1978. >> we expect on account of the win and amount of snow for the drift -- wind and amount of snobe as high as 5 feet. there will be obstacles that will be unknowable and unseen underneath the snow. >> reporter: new york city is expected to get more than a foot of snow. the storm could also cause widespread power outages. >> the new york power authority has extra personnel on duty to help with power outages. so in sum, this is a serious severe storm, a winter storm. >> reporter: flooding is also a major concern in coastal areas including many towns hit hard by superstorm sandy. this staten island resident who gets help from a tent shelter is getting worried. >> i really don't know what the people down here are going to do. if we
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime, the "triumph" has been moved to a shipyard in mobile, where extensive repairs and cleanup begin as the official incident investigation also begins. because the ship is registered in the bahamas and the event occurred in international waters, the bahamian authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard
are creating dangerous driving conditions. hundreds were stranded offer night. new york city mayor offered help to long island officials. >> eastern long island got a lot more snow. anything if he needs equipment, we will happen write to dot. >> reporter: at least four deaths have been blamed on the storm. >>> the storm also forced a nuclear power plant in massachusetts to shut down after losing power. the shut down at the plant doesn't pose a threat to public safety. >>> the storm has crippled air travel nationwide. jfk in new york has reopened but several flights aren 't contract celled because of the weather that's stranded passengers across the criminal alex is live for us at sfo with mormon the canceled flights. >> reporter: good morning. travelers here at sfo can expect headaches later on today as they try to reach the northeast. similar to yesterday when lots of flights were canceled. they are expecting a similar story today. i want to take you inside the terminal. there are a number of flights that have been scrapped, mostly it's runs to boston and the new york area. duty manager i tal
of the northeast to a standstill. up to 3 feet of snow piling up. major cities and airports shutting down. >>> on edge in the state of california. they're now going door to door, searching for an armed and dangerous sniper who is hunting police officers and their families. >>> and the fleecing of america. $1 billion worth of our tax money being wasted in washington. is it any way to run our government. tonight, what we have uncovered. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. here's one example of how bad it's getting tonight across the northeast. vehicles were ordered off the roads in massachusetts. that would be all of massachusetts. starting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. you're looking live at the cape where they're already taking it on the nose tonight. blizzard warnings posted across a big area. we could see some history-making snowfall out of this. we've already seen a could lass al stoppage of transportation in the corridor of our country, affecting 50 million americans before it's al
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
city, the editor-in-chief, they sent us the editor-in-chief. >> that's huge. >> take us through this fascinate i fascinating governorial race. the former chief, ken cuccinelli and the former chief, terry mcauliffe. >> it's what you talk about, the divide in the republican party. ken is really conservative and the guy elbowed aside, bill boeing says there's a 50-50 chance he will run as independent. if he does, he will get a lot of independent support in virginia. the point of politics to talk to yourself and feel good about ideological ideological purity, what cuccinelli feel good about and saying neither of these guys are palatable, we don't want an old clinton hand and there's got to be a middle and the question is whether an independent candidacy might represent that. >> when you say really really conservative, how conservative is he? what do you mean? what are some of his positions? >> he's motivated by social conservati conservatism. as attorney general he got involved in this dispute in virginia where he was cracking down on scientists who disagree with his view on global
better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavier rain but overall this system is going to be quick mover. doesn't have a lot of moisture. snowfall amounts in the studio that are going to be relatively lighted where you see the white during the morning hours, otherwise portions of maine could see up to ten inches of snow. that is where we have the winter storm winning. out in west, stormy weather expected. we have a new storm that is going to be impacti
this weekend. we're looking good as far as snow is concerned. look at new york city. two days in the mid to upper 40s. no complaints. the snow almost completely gone from that big snowstorm last weekend. we get colder this weekend, but it's short-lived. here's your valentine's day forecast. what a beautiful day from the southeast through texas all the way through the whole southern half of the country. and then the northern plains, we showed you some of those snow showers possibly around chicago, too. overall looks like a nice day for anyone traveling on the eastern seaboard. washington, d.c., near 50 degrees today. not so bad, mid-february. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. [ dad ] find it? ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineeri
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ignore calls for help. you'll see the video that cost big city officers their job. and karl rove goes after ashley judd. >>> but we begin this morn with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> a monster blizzard takes aim at the northeast. >> a blockbuster event friday into saturday potentially bringing not one, but two feet of snow. >> this would make it one of those powerful winter storms to hit the area in years. >> get your shovels ready. >> if it happens like the computers are saying, we have quite a historic event going on. >> the senate committee will hold hearing on john brennan. >> brennan is expected to be questioning about the growing controversy of drone attacks on american terror suspects. >> the white house order top lawmakers be given secret documents about the administration's secret drone program. >> police across southern california hunting for a former believe who was fired and is now threatening to harm others. >> governor chris christie is lashing out at the former white house doctor who says he's so heavy he might die in office. >> u.s. secrets exposed
. what more can you tell us? >> the floridaen golf and react club in palm city, florida is where they played their round of golf. the president is visiting here through some friends of his in houston. he was introduced to the golf course and as a result of that has decided to take a golf buddies trip more than anything else. he took lessons from butch harmon and his son, claude. they have been talking about playing their first round of golf. it was supposed to happen at the medalist about 30 minutes away. because of the weather and the security and everything they decided to do it here. and so at about 11:00 today they went off the first tee for their first round of golf. this is not the first time they have been together. they met in 2009 in i believe the oval office when tiger was in washington to promote his golf tournament. obviously a historic day in golf to see two figures like the president and tiger woods together for the first time on the golf course. >> is it just the two of them? >> there is a foursome. jim crane who is the owner of this golf course and also owns the h
of president assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one time, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they s
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